Musings of a Canadian Slacker

Tuesday, February 22, 2005
I was reading Jack Granatstein's Who Killed the Canadian Military? today on the bus. And I came across his question: how many Canadian MPs have military experience now, as opposed to the substantial number of MPs in Pearson's government who had World War I and World War II experience. (including good old 'Mike' Pearson himself, not to mention the odd war service of the Leader of the Opposition, John Diefenbaker). So I checked it out. And Google throws out a useful little page on the Parliamentary website: here. A couple of odd notes there...interesting that both Ed Broadbent and Bill Blaikie saw service..I'd never have guessed that those old Socialist rogues had once served in uniform.